Some of you have seen the magnet setup I have for my maglite holder and liked it, and its been pretty handy, so I thought I would do a write up of it now that the magnets are for sale again. enjoy:
list if items needed:
set of Maglite mounting brackets - click for bass pro link
Qty. 4 Earth Magnets - click for magnets link
$1.99 each = $8.00 + shipping
and from home depot or your hardware store get
Qty. 4 of #10-24x3/4" of flat head machine bolts $1.25
Qty. 4 of #10-24 nylon lock nut coarse $1.25
You will also need a 10mm open wrench and a screwdriver to match your bolt head.
Once you have all that, your pile should look like this:
Putting it together is a snap.
1. Put the bolt through the magnet so that the head sits flush
2. Place the end of the bolt through the flashlight clamps just enough to begin threading the lock nut on
3. Hold the lock nut with your wrench, and tighten it down with the screw driver. The nut needs to stay flush with the plastic maglite mount because of the way the mount is shaped.
4. Tighten it down snug, no need to crank on it. You'll just break the plastic or the magnet. Repeat 3 more times and youre done!
Total cost is about $17. Its really handy to be able to magnetize it under the jeep, or wherever and also provides a good mount under the drivers seat for easy access. The magnets are really strong and you dont have to worry about it flying around the jeep when you hit a bump. Each one of those magnets pull 23lbs, and you've got 4 of them.
I know its a basic write up, but I've done all the homework for you. enjoy!